Artisitic gymnastics is an Olympic sport that involves physical strength, power, agility, flexibility, grace, control, coordination, and balance. Gymnastics is governed by the Federation Internationale de Gymnastique.
Competitive artistic gymnastics is the most popular gymnastic events. Most of the gymnastics events involve women’s events like the uneven bars, balance beam, floor exercise, and vault. There are also men’s events like the floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, vault, parallel bars, and the high bar.
In gymnastic competitions, at the start, participants have the same scores. Deductions are made when they fail to execute a move.
Artisitc Gymnastics Events
- Tumbling — a gymnastics event involving tumbling along a mat performing flips, rolls, jumps, performing somersaults and handsprings.
- Vault — an artistic gymnastics event for men and women, in which the athlete leaps over a vault or pommel horse, using the hands for pushing off.
- Uneven Bars — an artistic gymnastics apparatus used only by female gymnasts comprising a pair of parallel bars set at different heights. (also called or asymmetric bars).
- Horizontal Bar — artistic gymnastics event also known as high bar, where athletes perform aerial stunts on a horizontal bar.
- Parallel Bars — an artistic gymnastics discipline performed by men which comprises predominantly of swings and vaults with two parallel bars.
- Horizontal Bar — athletes perform aerial stunts on a horizontal bar
- Rings — gymnastics routine using a pair of rings, that are suspended by straps.
- Balance Beam — a female Olympic Games gymnastics event in which a gymnast balances on a narrow horizontal bar raised off the floor, while performing exercises.
- Floor — gymnasts perform a tumbling and dance routine on a floor space
- Pommel Horse — a male artistic gymnastics event in which the gymnast performs routines atop a symbolic horse.
- More about the sport of Gymnastics
- Artistic Gymnastics at the Olympics
- Complete list of sports
- The Encyclopedia of Sports